How Reparations Fit Into New Focus on Racial Justice

As protests against police violence against Black Americans sparked a larger discussion about racism, new attention has focused on an idea that has long been relegated to the political fringes: reparations for slavery and the discrimination that followed. The debate may be more tangible in the U.K., where financial institutions are wrestling with the ways they benefited from slavery. In the U.S., former Vice President Joe Biden, President Donald Trump’s presumptive opponent in the November elect